25,000 ride Green line Metro on 1st working day

25,000 ride Green line  Metro on 1st working day

About 25,000 passengers took a joyride on the Namma Metro’s newly opened stretch between Peenya and Sampige Road on Monday, the first working day after the stretch was thrown open for public.

Officials of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) say that the weekend crowd could have comprised those who came just out of curiosity, but on Monday, the passengers were the ones who used the services for their utility.

BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola told Deccan Herald that for the first working day, 25,000 passengers is a good response. As the commuters would work out on utilising Metro services according to their daily schedules, the number of passengers would go up substantially in the coming days, he added.

Over 48,000 passengers used the Namma Metro stretch when it was opened on March 1 for public. On Sunday, almost 60,000 passengers boarded the rail.

Officials are confident that once the Reach 3B on the stretch between Peenya Industry and Nagasandra is opened within three to four months’ time, the average number of commuters on this line will get close to one lakh. Currently, work is on full swing on Reach 3B so that it would meet the deadline. It has been delayed by over a year.

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